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Janice Parkman
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Portrayed by Lisa Lackey
First appearance One Giant Leap
In-story stats
Known ability None
Nickname Jan
Home Los Angeles, CA
Residence An L.A. family home
Formerly a home in L.A. with her husband
Occupation Business consultant
Significant others Matt Parkman,
formerly Tom McHenry
Children Matt Parkman, Jr.
Sibling Unnamed brother

Janice Parkman is the wife of Matt Parkman. Their relationship was continuously on the rocks. After Matt discovered her infidelity, they were separated for several months. After the discovery of his son, Matt returned to Janice to attempt to patch things up, and they now live as a family once again.

Character History

Season One

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Janice Parkman: Season One History.

Janice and her husband, Matt Parkman, were going through marriage problems. While her career continues to progress, Matt's career as an LAPD officer seems to be going nowhere. After an argument, Matt goes missing, causing her to be worried for his safety. Using his telepathy, Matt hears her thoughts on how she feels, breaking the tension of their recent conflicts. Matt discovers, however, that Janice had an affair with Matt's coworker and once partner Tom McHenry.

After the discovery of her affair and Matt's tip to Odessa, Matt reveals to Janice that he can hear people's thoughts. After discussing the ability, Janice reveals (through thought) that she is pregnant with their first child.

After Matt's suspension from the LAPD, Janice worries if Matt will need his gun for his new job as a body guard. She later finds a large diamond ring in Matt's sock drawer and takes it to get resized. When the jeweler claims the ring is stolen, she discovers from Matt that the ring is one of many diamonds Matt stole from a dead Malsky. She asks Matt to turn in the diamonds to the authorities, but Matt leaves to meet with some acquaintances.

Four Months Later...

Four months later, Matt now lives in New York, NY, having divorced from Janice. Janice is presumably planning to raise the baby on her own.

The Kindness of Strangers

Matt tells Nathan that he and Janice are now divorced because Janice cheated on him, which he could have forgiven except that Janice's baby was Tom McHenry's, not Matt's.

Fight or Flight

Matt, trapped in an illusion created by his father, meets Janice and her son in a jail cell. Janice accuses Matt, saying that he knew that Janice's son, who was supposedly the son of Tom McHenry, was actually their own son. Matt protests, saying that he didn't know anything, but Janice ignores him and leaves the jail cell.

Cold Snap

Janice arrives at home and opens the closet to find Ando and Hiro trying to hide between stuffed toys, while Matt Parkman, Jr. plays in front.

Janice tells Hiro and Ando she called the cops and they should get going. Hiro says her baby is in danger. Ando asks if she knows her baby is special. She says it started during the eclipse just like with his father and asks if they're here because of what Matt did. Hiro says that they are heroes just like Matt Parkman. Janice says that Matt is no hero, he's a terrorist and takes her baby to the TV and asks him to turn it on. They watch the news, but Hiro and Ando tell Janice that Matt didn't do this. They say it was a trick because the Government is trying to make everyone think people like them are terrorists. Janice asks if they mean people with abilities. Hiro tells her he currently doesn't have an ability, but Ando does. Ando shows her how he can make a red glow in between his hands and tells her people like them are being arrested. Hiro says the government's after little Matt and they were sent to help him.

There's a knock at the door. Hiro and Ando hide with baby Matt while Janice opens the door worried as she lied about calling the police and wasn't expecting anyone. The officers at the door have a warrant to bring in Janice and her baby for questioning. She asks if this is about her ex-husband and he says it is. She asks why they need to talk to her son since he never met his father and he can't talk. An officer explains the warrant is for them both and asks if the baby is home. Janice says he's at the baby sitters and she'll take them there. They agree and she grabs her purse and jacket. As they leave, one of the men orders for the house to be searched. Janice tries to stop them, but they continue to take her away. Hiro and Ando try to run, but realize they're trapped. Ando hands Matt to Hiro and blasts the officers with a red lightning as they try to enter the room, knocking them back. The baby touches Hiro and Ando looks up at Hiro excited about his new ability. The men come back though, and knock Ando out. As they come for Hiro, he's able to stop time.

When Matt brings Daphne Millbrook to a hospital, he tells the doctors that she was shot in a hunting accident. He later reveals to Daphne that Janice was the source of his lie.

I Am Sylar

Matt calls Janice after reuniting with Hiro and Ando and plans to bring Baby Matt home. Janice asks to talk to her son and Matt lets her. Before Matt hangs up, he tells Janice that it was good to talk to her again and Janice is pleased to have spoken with Matt as well. Janice meets Matt and Matt, Jr. Matt tells her they have to get away and hide from the hunters. They quickly begin to pack but Matt finds his old police badge and after a moment, changes his mind. He tells Janice he has to go and put an end to this. He tells her he wants a life together, with her and Matt, Jr. Janice smiles slightly and asks him if he wants her in that life. Matt says he doesn't know, but he's willing to try. Matt suddenly hears agents coming and they all hide in a room. When the agents burst in, Matt makes the three of them invisible, the agents stream past, not seeing them.

Season Four

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Janice Parkman: Season Four History.

Janice is upset with Matt Parkman after he gets upset at Matt for being angry at Roy, the water cooler guy. Once Matt finds out that Roy is sleeping with Janice, he makes Roy leave for good. Matt later has night mares of Sylar sleeping with Janice. He realizes that these nightmares are real and Sylar takes over when Matt is unconscious. Matt tries to drink away Sylar and so Janice brings Matt's partner, Mike, into the situation.

Janice tells Matt that her brother has a job offer as a computer salesman, but Matt says that he would rather just stay at home with Matty. When she returns, he asks if she thinks he is a coward. Janice reminds him that he is taking care of his family which is not a cowardly thing to do. Later, Janice answers the door to Sylar claiming to be a friend of Matt's from the precinct. Matt begs for Sylar to spare Janice and he tells Janice to run. However, Sylar [[telekinesis|pins her up on the wall]. Matt convinces him to let her go and Janice is able to escape.

11:53 to Odessa

Micah finds Renautas's list of everyone scheduled to be taken to the future. Janice Parkman's name is on that list.

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  • Janice has had three different haircuts throughout the course of Season Four.

See Also

Fan Theories

Please refer to Theory:Janice Parkman for fan-created theories and other speculation.

  Season Four Characters edit

Claire BennetNoah BennetAndo MasahashiHiro NakamuraMatt ParkmanAngela PetrelliNathan PetrelliPeter PetrelliTracy StraussSamuel SullivanMohinder SureshSylar


AllisonCharlie AndrewsGretchen BergChris BowmanEmma CoolidgeDamianEvan DavisEric DoyleEdgarEliEzekielLauren GilmoreNurse HammerLydiaKimiko NakamuraJanice ParkmanMatt Parkman, Jr.Pregnant carnyPsychic carnyRenéReginald StanleyAmanda StrazzullaTiger pants carny

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